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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] helping newcomers start blogs - but where?

From: Erik Moeller
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] helping newcomers start blogs - but where?
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:42:30 -0700

On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Daniel Pocock <> wrote:
> and wordpress are well known platforms for people to create
> free blogs.  Github pages have also become popular with developers recently.
> What are the recommended alternatives for people who want to adhere to a
> more free / libre approach?

I'll echo others that Automattic/Wordpress is generally a good free
software citizen. There will always be points of disagreement, of
course, but it should not be lumped together with wholly proprietary

I also recommend checking out Ghost, which is a relatively new player.
The platform is developed by a nonprofit with focus on serving
journalism projects, but they offer general hosting plans, as well:

Note that unlike WP, Ghost doesn't have a built-in commenting system.
It's generally a much less feature-rich platform, with focus on clean
aesthetics, performance, and social media support.


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